Collected below are our reviews for some of today’s releases from Dark Horse Comics.
And, in case none of these tickle your fancy, here’s what else is hitting the shelves from Dark Horse this week.
Baltimore The Infernal Train #2 (Of 3)
Brain Boy #2
Buzzkill #2 (Of 4)
Jeremiah Omnibus Volume 3 HC
S.H.O.O.T. First #1 (Of 4)
Strain The Fall #4
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #112
A late comer to the party here, I’ve got nothing but praise for this series. The art is up to its usual standard, with demons roaming the earth all bets do seem to be off with the creation of random foes on the street. Mignola has got to the stage now where I wonder who is actually writing who, with every character having a unique and individual feel to them and the story seeming to just effortlessly flow.
Review by Chris
Bloodhound: Crowbar Medicine #1 (of 5)
When a comic comes with a tag line that reads “Have you ever wondered what the X-Files would be like if Mulder were Conan the Barbarian?” you know you’re gonna be reading something pretty freakin cool.
BCM #1 of 5 is a really good start to a potentially great mini series. Travis Clevenger is an ex-cop who deals with superhuman cases. Despite not having any powers of his own, we gather he’s pretty capable of putting a beating on anyone who does.
Review by Jamie
Black Beetle Volume 1 “No Way Out”
Every now and then a book comes along that you need to stop and pay attention to. Black Beetle is one of those books. Set in a timeless noir setting reminiscent of the pulp books of old, Francavilla uses a more modern way of storytelling to create a fast paced crime thriller. With a style similar to what Ed Brubaker and Sean Philips have been doing with Incognito and Fatale, Francavilla puts his own spin on a pulp book with gorgeous art and splash pages that require (at least) a second look!
Review by Chris
Conan The Barbarian #21
Another title I’ve not read much of in the past, Conan drew me in pretty quickly during this issue with its admittedly basic but undoubtedly striking visuals, and its uniquely ‘epic’ storytelling style. Granted, the last issue of an arc is possibly the worst time to pick up a new title, but I actually got a decent grasp of what was going on fairly quickly, and still got a kick out of the tale’s poignant conclusion.
Review by Ceej